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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:17:03 | 377 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop / Label: Kent Soul

Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-seventies with records for the Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New), the Detroit Spinners (Could It Be I'm Falling In Love), the O'Jays (Back Stabbers) and New York City (I'm Doin Fine Now), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music. This is the first-ever compilation of Thom Bell's productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, Ready Or Not combines some of Bell's biggest and best-loved hits with rarities (an original copy of Connie Stevens Tick Tock would set you back more than £200) and lesser-known work such as Dionne Warwick's seductive Track Of The Cat and Johnny Mathis epic Life Is A Song Worth Singing. Star names including Laura Nyro and Lesley Gore line up alongside soul legends Dee Dee Sharp and the Delfonics. This collection will appeal to northern soul collectors as well as pulling in fans of sixties girl singers and lovers of smooth seventies soul. Bob Stanley's sleeve notes - with a rare exclusive interview with Bell himself - and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake. Bell's unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

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Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 487 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (SICP-4938)

The album that made Butler a star. The sweeping ballads, catchy uptempo, dance-oriented hits, and multi-tracked overdubs and background vocalists helped make his music a staple on late '80s Urban Contemporary radio. There is little jazz influence and even less jazz content on this release, but Butler does display a strong, effective singing voice.

Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982) Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003

Posted By: Designol
Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982) Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003

Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982)
Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003, Paper Sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 20 | Time: 00:39:27
Rock, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll

Championship Wrestling started life as an attempt at another "super session"-type production, with more of a focus on R&B than blues, to have featured Al Kooper and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter as equal partners with dual credit. Midway through what took a third of a year to get down on tape, Baxter withdrew from collaboration, and Championship Wrestling turned into a Kooper album featuring Baxter. It wasn't what Columbia Records expected, and it was dumped on the market – based on the paucity of reviews, it's doubtful that promo copies or even a press release went out to A- or B-list critics – and forgotten. Despite the fact that it's sort of "off-brand" (or "off-game") Kooper, Championship Wrestling has more than a few good, even exciting and bracing moments.

VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

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VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

VA - Ultimate… Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 617 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085822 | Time: 04:34:15 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Soundtracks, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Soul, Easy Listening

'Ultimate… Movies' four-disc set, celebrating some of the biggest movie hits of all time. Features 72 classics, from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Billy Ocean, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Henry Mancini, John Barry, and many more!

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 181 Mb
Label: Music Masters Rock | # 1612 65113-2 | Time: 01:53:46
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues

If Al Kooper isn't a living American musical legend, no one is. Who else has performed with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and countless others? And not just performed but been an important component of legendary songs (how about the Hammond organ on both Dylans' Like a Rolling Stone and The Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want)? As a solo artist he is best known for his work as a founding member of both the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears. Many more famous recordings have followed and lead us to this great selection - a CD that is, in my opinion, a classic: a two-CD Al-fest. Recorded live at NYC's Bottom Line, Al performs his great tunes from the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears, as well as his solo recordings such as I Stand Alone. The excitement from the packed audience is only rivaled by the intensity Al and the band bring to such classics as I Can't Quit Her, Somethin' Goin' On and New York City (You're a Woman). It's Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll and a great time, as only Al Kooper can bring.

Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)

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Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)

Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps
Funk, Soul | 01:20:10+01:04:49 | ~ 8.85 Gb

50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater captures Tower of Power’s storied career with no-holds-barred victory lap concerts in Oakland, CA on June 1 & 2, 2018, performing their full spectrum of life-affirming funk and soul hits…

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]
Jazz, Soul, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 43:01 | 298,92 Mb
Label: Polydor/Universal Classics & Jazz (Japan) | Cat.# UCCU-90030 | Released: 2014-05-21 (1981)

"Africa, Center of the World" is a studio album by American musician Roy Ayers. It was released in 1981 through Polydor Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Artisian Sound Recording Studio in Hollywood, California and Sigma Sound Studios in New York City. The album is dedicated to Fela Kuti and Bob Marley.

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

Posted By: popsakov
Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 01:09:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | BGP Records / Ace Records #CDBGPD 117

Billy Hawks played the organ and sang the blues – a combination that in the late '60s, when Hawks recorded and released The New Genius of the Blues and More Heavy Soul! for Prestige, meant that he was most certainly a practitioner of soul-jazz. Working in a similar vein to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and other funky professors of the Hammond organ, Hawks didn't play straight-up jazz on either of his Prestige LPs, here captured on a single-disc 2014 reissue by Ace. For one thing, he sang, a choice that positions his recordings much closer to R&B than jazz. Clearly, Ray Charles made an impression on Hawks – "I Got a Woman" shows up on New Genius, "Drown in My Own Tears" on More Heavy Soul! – but with his intimate trio (on New Genius, he's supported by guitarist Joseph Jones and drummer Henry Terrell; on More Heavy Soul! by, Maynard Parker sits in for Jones, and Buddy Terry is added on tenor sax), he was grittier and funkier than Charles was in the '60s, walking the line between mod-jazz and soul.

Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)

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Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)

Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop | Warner Music / Rhino Records #8122-79994-7

Percy Tyrone Sledge was an American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early 1960s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

George Michael - Bootlegs Collection [16 Releases] (1988-2009)

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George Michael - Bootlegs Collection [16 Releases] (1988-2009)

George Michael - Bootlegs Collection [16 Releases] (1988-2009)
MP3 CBR 192-320 kbps | Run Time: 25:18:37 | 3.1 GB
Genre: Pop, Soul, R&B | Label: Unofficial Releases

George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! and later embarked on a solo career. At the time of his death, Michael had sold over 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He achieved seven number-one songs on the UK Singles Chart and eight number-one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. Michael won various music awards, including two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and six Ivor Novello Awards. In 2008, he was ranked 40th on Billboard's list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time.

The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Posted By: BlondStyle
The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:22 | 347,29 Mb
Label: Amherst Records/Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# AVK-69004 | Released: 2017 (1974)

The magical union between The Stylistics and producer/writer Thom Bell ended with this album, but the legacy had included a string of fabulous hit singles and arguably the greatest "sweet" soul productions of all time. Russell Tompkins, Jr. was in his prime as a lead vocalist, and while this album didn't have any blockbusters like its predecessors, it still had plenty of exquisitely sung, nicely harmonized ballads and love tunes.

Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)

Posted By: BlondStyle
Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)

Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:32 | 427,76 Mb
Label: EMI America Records (USA) | Cat.# CDP 7 46550 2 | Released: 1987

Hendryx’s biggest commercial success came with 1987's single "Why Should I Cry?", a top 5 R&B hit which also reached #58 on the Billboard 100. The accompanying album, Female Trouble, boasted an impressive list of contributors, including Dan Hartman (who also served as a producer), Peter Gabriel, Prince ("Baby Go Go"), George Clinton, David Van Tieghem and Mavis Staples. Around this time, she became a member of the Black Rock Coalition, founded by Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

Enchantment - Utopia (1983) [2005, Japanese Mini-LP CD]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Enchantment - Utopia (1983) [2005, Japanese Mini-LP CD]

Enchantment - Utopia (1983) [2005, Japanese Mini-LP CD]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 55:35 | 628,21 Mb
Label: Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. | Cat.# MHPC 865 | Released: 2005-10-19 (1983)

Enchantment's previous albums contained some lush string and horn arrangements; this LP however, offers the superior technology of the Fairlight synthesizer. Nothing is as authentic as a natural instrument, but the Fairlight comes strikingly close. Utopia features some outstanding ballads and bonafide club tracks, though its only charted release was "Don't Fight the Feeling"; with a relaxing rhythm arrangement and percussive undertones, Joe "Jobie" Thomas lays down a compassionate lead around soothing background vocals.

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

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Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 5308763 | Time: 00:58:49 | Covers included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 newly remastered sound and expanded packaging including lyrics of Enlightenment, an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1990. It reached No. 5 on the UK charts. Exile/Polydor releases this album as part of a batch of two of the four catalogue reissues of Morrison's albums dated from 1971 through 2002. In "Enlightenment" Van once again ruminates on spiritual matters, but this is probably the most sober and matter-of-fact expression of his personal struggle toward understanding that he has ever offered. "I'm in the here and now and I'm meditating / But still I'm suffering," Morrison admits, "But that's my problem."

Jane Child - Welcome To The Real World (US promo CD5) (1989) {Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

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Jane Child - Welcome To The Real World (US promo CD5) (1989) {Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

Jane Child - Welcome To The Real World (US promo CD5) (1989) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 237 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 85 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, modern pop, rap

"Welcome To The Real World" is the second single from Jane Child's debut album. Released in 1989, this single was the follow-up to her hit song "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" but it didn't fare as well. This promotional CD5 from Warner Bros. features six different mixes of the song as well as the LP version of "Hey Mr. Jones".